view of university of madras, chepauk campus

The University of Madras to broadcast free Tamil lessons

The University of Madras or Madras University is a public state university in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Established in 1857, it is one of the oldest universities in India In keeping up with... Read more »
Beekeeping program run by Mr. Marimuthu

Software Engineer pioneering a beekeeping revolution in Chennai

Everyone is familiar with honey – the essential natural sweetener. We all know that honey bees play a vital role in the production of honey. However, the greatest contribution of bees is... Read more »
AstraZeneca resumes vaccine trial

AstraZeneca resumes vaccine trial after a voluntary halt

Oxford University has announced it will resume a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca after getting the green light from safety watchdogs. The late-stage trials of... Read more »
chennai metro rail disembarking passengers

Chennai Metro Rail resumes services after 5 months

Chennai Metro Rail has resumed services after a period of 5 months. The metro trains will operate from 8 am to 8 pm. The trains would run every five minutes during peak... Read more »

Kappalottiya Thamizhan: V.O. Chidambaram

We all celebrated the Teachers’ Day on September 5th with much fanfare. We should also remember another great personality who was also born on the same day. He is also from Tamilnadu... Read more »
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday is celebrated as Teachers' Day

Teachers’ Day: The Enigma behind the day honouring teachers

India celebrates Teachers’ Day on September 5th every year. This tradition was started in 1962 and continues to date. It’s the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a philosopher, academic, and... Read more »
lung transplant - Image of doctors performing surgery

Chennai Doctors Perform Asia’s First Lung Transplant

Chennai-based multi-speciality hospital MGM Healthcare has claimed to have performed Asia’s first bilateral lung transplant on a coronavirus-positive patient. The patient is a COVID-19 survivor. He is a 48-year-old businessman who had... Read more »
Child in Africa being administered polio drugs

Africa now free from wild polio: A momentous milestone

Africa has been declared free from wild polio, after decades of work by a coalition of international health bodies, national and local governments, community volunteers and survivors. Four years after the last... Read more »
current state of works at the madambakkam lake

Madambakkam – A rare hidden water ecosystem near Chennai

Madambakkam lake in the southwest of Chennai is one of the largest lakes in the city. A lake of tranquility which is hidden over 40 years amongst the neighbourhood. It was a... Read more »
Opening of the covid-19 centre at puzhal prison

First COVID-19 Care Centre opened on Puzhal prison premises

As many as 114 prisoners at the Puzhal Central Prison have tested positive for COVID-19 and 99 of them have recovered so far, according to Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar. The patients were... Read more »